New figures from the state Office of Economic Opportunity put the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for July at 4.6 percent. A research professor of economics at ASU’s WP Carey School of Business joined the Show to talk about what the numbers mean, both in Arizona and in a national context.
Beer and wine sales will be available in all areas of Sun Devil Stadium except for the area directly behind the student section in the south end zone. The school says there will be an increase in alcohol monitors throughout the stadium, as well as new electronic screening equipment at all entrances.
Arizona independents wanting to participate in the primaries need to choose a Republican or Democratic ballot by the end of this week for a chance to vote. As of Thursday, the Maricopa County Recorder's office was still trying to contact about 400 independent voters who need to resubmit for early voting.
Immigration has been one of the biggest stories in the past year... well, any year. Our attention has largely been focused on Central American migrants, but they are not the only population caught up in the immigration detention and deportation system.
Aretha Franklin — the "Queen of Soul" — Thursday at the age of 76 following a battle with pancreatic cancer. Her music is a crucial part of the American cannon, bridging the gaps between gospel and popular music, civil rights and pop culture.
Apprenticeship programs have been becoming more and more popular. A report finds women make up a tiny percentage of apprentices, and a gender wage gap persists — as it does in the labor force more broadly.
The most destructive wildfire in California history continues to burn. And as the wildfire season gets longer and longer, it’s not only trees and land that are affected. The health of the ecosystem, and that of the humans and animals who live nearby, is also impacted.
Right now, the mayor and council members are elected in odd-numbered years. Proposition 411 would move election day to line up with state and federal elections in November of even-numbered years, starting in 2020. Any run-offs would be held the following March.